maria storm is a dynamic violinist in the Classical music scene.
Maria’s most recent engagements include live performances on WFMT Chicago’s Impromptu and Live from WFMT. She appeared at the Piano Forte Salon Series, Sounds of the Loop series, Second Saturday at Two series, Pickett Concert Series, and Nassau Historical Society, and performed as a soloist with the Waukegan Symphony, Northwest Symphony, Northwest Chicago Symphony Orchestras and Composers Orchestra of Chicago.
Ukrainian-born Maria Storm balances solo performances with a busy chamber music career. As a first violinist of Petar Jankovic Ensemble (PJE) Maria performed nation wide and recorded group’s critically acclaimed record, (Com)passionate. PJE strings have been described as having “exceptional tone and subtlety”, and the group was praised for “very, expressive, and precise ensemble playing”.
Maria Storm made her solo début at fourteen with the Odessa Symphony Orchestra in Ukraine. In the following year, her recording of the sixteenth Paganini Caprice was regularly broadcasted on the Second Channel of Ukrainian Radio. She later won second place at the First Baltic Competition for Young Violinists in Gdansk, Poland, and performed W. A. Mozart Violin Concerto no.3 in G Major with the Rubenstein School of Music Orchestra.
While living in Poland and Austria, Maria established herself as a soloist and chamber musician, performing with the Torun Chamber Orchestra, the A. Rubinstein Symphony Orchestra, and appeared at various European festivals.
Maria conducted her violin performance studies at Mannes College of Music, Chicago College of Performing Arts and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she received her Masters Degree. Her teachers were Vadim Gluzman, Mark Kaplan, Arkady Winokurov, Benjamin Mordkovich, Galina Sokolova and Jaroslava Rivniak.